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Manticore, also known as KimaBrain, is a boss in Final Fantasy V. It attacks Mid and Cid while they investigate Gohn Meteorite. When the party checks on the pair, it attacks them.


Battle Edit

Manticore's lack of magical weaknesses makes this battle harder than previous battles. It uses Aqua Breath and Frost.

Strategy Edit

The Manticore is a tough enemy, so it is best to have characters with high Defense, such as Knights. Constant healing will be needed, so the player should make sure to have some higher level White Magic available.

Ninjas can try throwing Shurikens and Scrolls. The player can change everyone's jobs to Summoner and repeatedly use Titan. It will not work if the opening move is Aqua Breath or Frost, but the player can reload and try again.

A strategy for a weak or underleveled team is to have a Time Mage that can use the spell Stop on it every turn. Another strategy is to use the Blue Magic spell Death Claw, which will reduce the Manticore's HP to single digits, leaving it vulnerable to dying from another attack.

Manticore can be one-hit killed by using the Beastmaster's Catch and Release to a unleash a Cockatrice (found in North Mountain) to cast Break.

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Manticore appears as an enemy.

Triple Triad Edit

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Manticore from Final Fantasy V has a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

The manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a lion, the head of a human, and the tail of a scorpion. The name means "man eater."

Related enemies Edit

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